According to a 'State of the Internet' report by Akamai for the latest quarter, the UK features at a shamed 15th place in the list of 22 European nations boasting high-speed broadband connectivity --- the list being topped by The Netherlands.
As per the Akamai report, which essentially studies broadband connections around the globe, The Netherlands boasts the fastest Internet connection among the European countries; with a minimum of 5Mbit/s being clocked by over 68 percent of the broadband connections in the country.
During January, the Netherlands, along with Germany and Austria, experienced strong levels of manufacturing growth, discovered by JPMorgan Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI).
Netherlands is a leading manufacturing growth in eurozone and this could be a matter of interest for people contracting in Netherlands.
The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI recorded a nine month high, growing to 57.2 points in January which is more than December’s 55.6 points. Anything beyond 50 points denotes expansion.
Those undertaking UK contracting could be buoyed by the news.
In an attempt to curb the practice of illegal cultivation of marijuana, people living in Rotterdam and The Hague would receive marijuana-scented cards to detect any unscrupulous growth in their area. The cards would help people in identifying the smell of marijuana.
Apart from the smell, the cards would also have a number printed on them to report any suspected illegal cultivation of marijuana in their area. Though, Dutch authorities do not question people, if they happen to grow five marijuana plants for personal use, but it is mass cultivation, which is the cause of concern.
A participant of a clinical trial for finding a vaccine for malaria, who vanished earlier this month, has been found in a hospital last night in the Netherlands.
Matthew Lloyd, 35, who is a former sailor and a nurse at Southampton General Hospital, called up local police and his parents in Somerset to tell about his well being. No details of his stay have been disclosed by Police.
Mr. Lloyd's mother, Doreen Holland confirmed that she talked to him on phone. She doubted that the fear of drug trial could have made him run away leaving his job.
There is likely to be an addition to the treatment given for Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
While at present, the only treatment available is cognitive behavioral therapy and medication, researchers have found that electrodes too, can be used to stimulate areas deep within the brain.
The therapies, which are at present being used for the treatment, are said to be effective for only 40 to 60% of the diseased and work for only half of them. Also, there are as many as 105 of the patients, who continue to remain severely affected, even after they undergo the treatment.
The complications associated with multiple pregnancies or twin birth due to in vitro fertilization (IVF) can now be prevented, say experts.
Though it looks too simple from a distance, but it is very difficult to decide the number of embryos to be transferred after IVF.
If only one embryo is transferred, it will be helpful in averting the risk of multiple pregnancy and complications but then it would certainly require more cycles to get pregnant.
A new study has revealed that social rejection not only breaks your heart, it also leads to a drop in your heart rate.
Scientists in the Netherlands have said that the bad feeling of being dejected by others can slow down the heart rate for a moment, or even longer.
The feeling of rejection can lead to both psychological and physical responses.
The research indicated that the autonomic nervous system that is in charge of functions like circulation and digestion becomes active when a person feels unwanted.
A study performed in Netherlands has found that being denied by an individual might be threat to life.
Researchers at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University, did a study based on the social pain effect on individuals, found that social rejection causes a dip in heart-rate for a fraction of second.
The study involved 27 healthy students, aged 18-25, who were gauged based on people's first impressions of someone else.
In an interview, Feike Sijbesma, Chief Executive Officer of Royal DSM NV told that the Company is in talks with prospective Chinese and Indian Companies to become partners in its penicillin unit, in order to encourage its sales in Asia and to improve profitability.
He added that as both consumption and production are shifting to India and China, so it would be better if they seek partners there. He forbade providing any particular time period for the partnerships. He just told that negotiations are going with many parties.
On Monday, a group of researchers from Netherlands published a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, revealing that patients, who have been diagnosed with warts since a duration of more than six months, might have less chances of survival, than those diagnosed earlier.
Moreover, the study showed that Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is considered as the most practical and effective treatment for common cases of warts. Cryotherapy offers the patients an 83% chance of full recovery.
A new research suggests that margarine fortified with omega-3 oils, which are believed to prevent the body from developing a wide range of diseases including a heart attack, in reality have no impact on anything.
Neither does it help avert problems like cardiovascular disease, depression nor does it lessen the risk of developing asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers are said to have followed 4,837 Dutch heart attack patients for as long as 40 months. All these patients were in the age group of 60 and 80 years.
A Dutch agency has confirmed that the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were correct. Many experts had raised concerns about the findings of the U.N. panel and pointed that the IPCC had made a lot of mistakes in its report.
The review was done by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency after the request of Dutch Environment Ministry. It was launched after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed that it had made mistakes.
The Netherlands will witness more test flights operating on Sunday basically to observe whether there was any hazards in its airspace from volcanic ash following an earlier test flight that was reported to be conducted safely.
"The KLM test flight in the Netherlands, which took place under controlled conditions, has been safe. Abroad, several test flights have also been safe", the Dutch Transport Ministry posted in a statement
The Dutch Health Ministry has intended to sell back its 21 million unexploited H1N1 flu vaccine doses, as the Government doesn't find its requirement anymore.
The Health Ministry has been advancing to GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis for the selling back those doses.
However, the Ministry has refused to provide the exact details of the cost of these doses, as of now.
When the Swine Flu Pandemic was at its peak, the Dutch Government had ordered more than 34 million doses of the tamiflu.
People in Iceland are getting ready to vote on the proposal to use £3.5 billion of taxpayers' money to pay Britain and the Netherlands.
The payments are to be made because governments in those countries had to bail out their citizens who lost their deposits when the banks in the nation collapsed during the financial crisis.